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5 apps to power up your Android’s speed and performance without hacking

Supercharge your processor, boost your battery, and get more from your memory with these top apps for Android

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As you might have noticed, technology develops pretty fast. It’s entirely possible that that high-end smartphone or tablet you bought a year ago is starting to creak a little compared to newer models. Fortunately, rather than chucking it in the bin in a strop and going out and buying another model, there are simple mods that you can make to get more juice out of your memory and boost the graphic quality.

For best results, you can hack your phone to supercharge it’s speed and performance, but here are five apps that you can download right now to upgrade your Android without rooting it.

Battery Doctor

Battery Doctor (Battery Saver)

A powerful battery saving tool that breaks down the apps that are using up your juice. With some tweaking you can squeeze a couple more hours life from your phone.
» Price Free
» Android 2.3 and up

Power Tune-Up

A handy all-in-one app that enables you to keep an eye on your regular power usage, shows you how you can save your power and also tells you how much data you have used.
» Price Free
» Android 2.2 and up

Memory Booster

Memory Booster

An app that lets you quickly tweak the settings of the RAM on your device, killing processes to make sure that everything runs as smoothly and swiftly as
it possibly can.
» Price Free
» Android 2.2 and up

BluetoothPower

Bluetooth Power

An app that turns your Bluetooth on when you plug your phone in and off when you unplug it. It also switches your Bluetooth off if you haven’t paired for two minutes, which is handy.
» Price £0.63 / $0.99
» Android 2.1 and up

Overclock for Android

Overclock for Android

Another overclocking tool that also offers a set of widgets so you can keep an eye on your CPU from your homescreen. Also lets you to set user profiles.
» Price £1.50 / $1.99
» Android 2.1 and up

This list first appeared in a feature called ‘Supercharge your Android’ for Android Magazine issue 50, available now in all good shops and for digital download.

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